3 Cols Adventure |28 Days

Trip Highlights

An extremely wild trek that involves a sustained period at high altitude with some very steep slopes, the trip is only intended to the people with alpine experience and good stamina.

Trip Overview

A high mountain traverse from Makalu Base Camp across the Barun glacier to the Khumbu, crossing the 6000-plus meter East and West cols.

A true adventure into the heart of the wildest Himalayas where few people venture, this outstanding trip makes a high mountain traverse across the Barun Glacier from Makalu base camp before emerging into the Hinku valley and finally, into the high alpine valley of the Khumbu across the challenging East Col (6,100m) and West Col (6,135m). This is very high, demanding, yet truly spectacular route with superb views of the 8000m summits: Cho Oyo (8,153m); Lhotse (8,501m); Everest (8,848m); Makalu (8,475m); and Kanchenjunga (8,586m).

An extremely wild trek that involves a sustained period at high altitude with some very steep slopes, the trip is only intended to the people with alpine experience and good stamina.

Earthquake update:

This trail is relatively unscathed by the earthquake and is safe for trekking.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu & transfer to hotel

Day 02 Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 03 Fly to Tumlingtar & drive to Num (1,460m)

Day 04 Trek to Tashigaon (2,200m)

Day 05 Trek Kauma Kharka (3,470m)

Day 06 Trek to  Mumbuk (3,570m)

Day 10 Trek Nehe Kharka (3,670m)

Day 11 Rest day at Nhe Kharka

Day 12 Trek Merek (4,340m)

Day 13 Trek to Makalu Base camp (5,000m)

Day 14 Explore BC area

Day 15 Trek to upper Barun Glacier (5,250m)

Day 16 Trek East Col base camp (5,500m)

Day 17 Rest day

Day 18 Sherpani Col. Baruntse High camp

Day 19 Spare day

Day 20 Amphu Labtsa  Base Camp (5,600m)

Day 21 Cross Amphu Lapcha to South Base Camp

Day 22 Trek to Chhukung

Day 23 Trek to Dingboche (3,860m)

Day 24 Trek to Namche (3,450m)

Day 25 Trek to Lukla (2,800m)

Day 26 Fly to Kathmandu (1,300m)

Day 27 Free day Kathmandu

Day 28 Depart Kathmandu

Detail Itinerary

Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu & transfer to hotel

Day 02 Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 03 Fly to Tumlingtar & drive to Num (1,460m)

Day 04 Trek to Tashigaon (2,200m)

Day 05 Trek Kauma Kharka (3,470m)

Day 06 Trek to  Mumbuk (3,570m)

Day 10 Trek Nehe Kharka (3,670m)

Day 11 Rest day at Nhe Kharka

Day 12 Trek Merek (4,340m)

Day 13 Trek to Makalu Base camp (5,000m)

Day 14 Explore BC area

Day 15 Trek to upper Barun Glacier (5,250m)

Day 16 Trek East Col base camp (5,500m)

Day 17 Rest day

Day 18 Sherpani Col. Baruntse High camp

Day 19 Spare day

Day 20 Amphu Labtsa  Base Camp (5,600m)

Day 21 Cross Amphu Lapcha to South Base Camp

Day 22 Trek to Chhukung

Day 23 Trek to Dingboche (3,860m)

Day 24 Trek to Namche (3,450m)

Day 25 Trek to Lukla (2,800m)

Day 26 Fly to Kathmandu (1,300m)

Day 27 Free day Kathmandu

Day 28 Depart Kathmandu

Equipment List

Head Gear

  • Hat preferably wool or fleece
  • Sun hat & scarf
  • Head torch with extra alkaline batteries

Hand Wear

  • Fleece Gloves

Personal stuffs

  • 4-5 season sleeping bag with thermal or fleece bag liner
  • Water purifier preferably tablets
  • Day pack
  • Books
  • Snacks
  • Trekking poles
  • UV Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Insurance papers
  • Swiss army knife
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Zip-loc bags
  • Baby wipes or wet towels
  • Ear plugs
  • Water bottle
  • Pee bottle for men & Pee Funnel for Women (for very cold nights)

Clothing

  • Jacket & Trouser (waterproof)
  • Trousers for trekking
  • Non cotton shirt/T-shirt (full sleeves)
  • Fleece trouser
  • Micro fleece
  • Body warmer fleece
  • Thermal wear
  • Down jacket
  • Rain/wind jacket
  • Underwear
  • Neck gaiter

Foot Wear

  • Water repellent trekking boots with ankle support
  • Gaiters
  • Socks
  • Trainers

Bags

  • Strong Kit/Duffle bag to be carried by porter
  • Bag to keep your casual clothing
  • Toiletry bag

Climbing Equipment

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Harness with Slings, carabiners
  • Jumar
  • Boots suitable for mountaineering
  • Mountaineering helmet

Medicines

  • Personal medications

Cost Included

  • Arrival & departures transfers by private vehicle
  • Twin share room (3 nights) with breakfast in a 3 star hotel
  •     Hotels can be arranged as per client’s choice which might incur extra cost
  • Domestic airplane flights strictly as per itinerary
  • Basic accommodation/Lodge (twin sharing basis) with meals (breakfast. Lunch & dinner) during trek
  • Surface transportation as per itinerary
  • Necessary permits and fees, tents, English speaking guide, porters and cook
  • Guided sightseeing tour in cities including entry fees.
  • Insurance of crew and climbing staffs as per the rules of Nepal Government
  • Staff salary, climbing bonus, performance bonus etc.
  • Staffs and equipment transfer

Cost not Include

  • International flights
  • Visa Fees (Nepal)
  • All type of insurance for clients (trekkers)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and other cities
  • Beverages and snacks during trek
  • Personal climbing gears and clothing (available on hire)
  • Extra baggage charges
  • Emergency rescue evacuation
  • Cargo/custom clearance fees
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, bar bills, hot showers, laundry etc.
  • All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Includes’

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  • Trip Duration: 28 Days
  • Trip Grading: More challenging
  • Max Altitude: 5,600m
  • Best Time: March to May; June to Aug
  • Trip Mode: High pass
  • Group Size: 2-10 People
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